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New York — Samsung held its annual star-studded Hope for Children Gala Tuesday night, raising $1.5 million to benefit children's health, education and sustainability programs, and honored Tony Bennett and John Legend.
The event, which drew more than 700 guests to Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, honored Samsung's guests and partners who have helped to improve children's lives across the U.S.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung introduced Tuesday a fisheye lens for its NX series of mirrorless compact system cameras.
The Samsung 10mm F3.5 fisheye lens is billed as the smallest AF fisheye lens on the market. It offers a super-wide-angle perspective and is half the size and weight of its competitors for easier transport, Samsung said.
Pricing and availability were not announced.
The lens features an expanded field of view that is well suited to landscapes and sky shots.
New York — Samsung today announced wireless charging for its Galaxy S4 smartphone in the form of a Qi-enabled charging pad and battery cover.
The pad is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices and includes a multi-colored LED charging indicator that glows yellow for incorrect alignment and green when wireless charging is working. The battery cover contains an inductive charging element.
The pad and case retail for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively.
Seoul – Samsung developed a new version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone with features targeted to active outdoor users.
The new phone, the Galaxy S4 Active, will be available sometime in the summer, initially in the U.S. and Sweden, the company said.
Seoul, South Korea — Samsung is expanding its next-generation of Tab series tablets.
The 10.1- and 8-inch Tab 3 models will be available globally beginning in June, joining a 7-inch Tab 3 announced in May.
The two new models’ prices and availability date by country were not announced.
The new Android 4.2 models feature many of the same software features as the 7-inch Tab 3. Both new models, which will be available in Wi-Fi and cellular versions, are not part of the Note series of tablets, which come with a stylus.
Seoul – Samsung unveiled a scaled-down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 but didn’t announce when the new device would be available or in which countries.
JK Shin, president/CEO of Samsung’s of IT & Mobile Communication Division, said the device offers a “similar look and feel of Galaxy S4 for more compact and practical usages.”
Scarsdale, N.Y. – In what turned out to be a very close vote, Samsung’s new flagship F8500 series plasma TV was voted the winner of A/V specialty retailer Value Electronics’ 2013 Annual Flat Panel TV Shootout held here last weekend.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung Electronics America launched Wednesday a new global brand campaign targeting the retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and SMB industries.
The campaign, called the “New Business Experience,” leverages the company’s popularity among consumers and shows its technology solving everyday challenges in a seamless fashion for the enterprise.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung Electronics introduced Wednesday the NX2000 compact system camera (CSC) combining the company’s SMART Camera technology with professional level image quality.
Samsung’s NX2000 is available at a $650 suggested retail in a choice of white, black and pink body colors. It includes a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, strong low-light performance (from 100 to 25,600 ISO) and a new DRIMe IV processing engine, which further reduces image noise, improves speed and enhances color reproduction.
The Boston terror attacks may have pulled the news media’s attention away from the shenanigans of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but IHS iSuppli has taken a look into what a war on the Korean peninsula would mean for the CE world.
In a word: bad.
IHS noted that about 66 percent of the world’s NAND flash and 70 percent of the tablet display manufacturing takes place in South Korea. So any outbreak of hostilities would essentially result in the immediate halt of smartphone, tablet and computer manufacturing worldwide.